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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • Comcast investor meeting draws protest over Time Warner Cable deal

    Comcast Corp. was hoping to focus on its financial achievements and the benefits of its proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable during its annual shareholders meeting, but the cable giant continues to be dogged by concerns that it is already too big and...
  • Former Xbox Exec Paul Davidson to Expand The Orchard into Film and TV

    The Orchard has turned to Paul Davidson to help the company grow its film and television distribution business. Davidson, a former executive at Microsoft's Xbox division as well as with traditional Hollywood ventures such as New Line Cinema, Fox, ABC,...
  • Is there such a thing as a 'pro-consumer' merger?

    The proposed merger of AT&T and DirecTV, along with the Comcast-Time Warner Cable combination in the works, will enable two very large companies to become even bigger. ("AT&T-DirecTV deal to further transform media and telecom landscape," May 18) The...
  • Pfizer abandons AstraZeneca takeover attempt after rejection

    Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. has abandoned its effort to buy British rival AstraZeneca for $117 billion in what would have been the biggest deal ever in the drug industry. The offer represented "full value" for AstraZeneca, the New York drug maker...
  • New York Times Adds Fuel to Fire Against Big Media Mergers

    Joining the chorus of critics railing against the tide of Big Media mergers, the New York Times published an editorial Tuesday opposing Comcast's planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable, concluding that the $45 billion deal will "concentrate too much...
  • Pilgrim's Pride makes offer to buy Hillshire Brands

    Pilgrim's Pride makes offer to buy Hillshire Brands
    Poultry producer Pilgrim's Pride Corp. has made an unsolicited bid to buy Chicago-based packaged food company Hillshire Brands Co. in a deal valued at nearly $5.7 billion plus debt, the latest shakeup in the food industry. Hillshire said it will review...
  • New Valeant bid for Botox maker Allergan 'disappointing,' analyst says

    New Valeant bid for Botox maker Allergan 'disappointing,' analyst says
    Valeant on Wednesday boosted its cash-stock offer to buy Irvine company and Botox maker Allergan to $58.30 a share, raising the cash portion by $10, in a deal now worth about $50 billion.  The Canadian company offered its second, improved bid in the...
  • ITV Studios Promotes Paul Buccieri to Global Entertainment Chairman

    ITV Studios has expanded the purview of U.S. operations chief Paul Buccieri on the heels of the Brit TV giant's spree of production company acquisitions. Buccieri, who has headed ITV Studios' U.S. operations since 2007, has been upped to chairman of...
  • Pilgrim's Pride makes bid for packaged food firm Hillshire

    Poultry producer Pilgrim's Pride Corp. has made an unsolicited bid to buy packaged food company Hillshire Brands Co. in a deal valued at nearly $5.7 billion plus debt, marking the latest shake-up in the food industry. Hillshire, based in Chicago, said...
  • Apple Seals $3 Billion Deal to Acquire Beats Music and Electronics

    Apple has sealed a $3 billion deal to acquire the Beats Music streaming service and Beats Electronics audio gear business founded by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. The deal marks the largest acquisition in Apple's history. As part of the deal, Iovine and Dr....
  • Tyson Foods joins fight for Hillshire Brands

    Tyson Foods joins fight for Hillshire Brands
    Tyson Foods Inc., one of the nation's largest poultry producers, on Thursday offered about $6.2 billion for Hillshire Brands Co., topping the bid a major rival made just two days earlier for the Chicago-based maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot...